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Governance

The Governance Code is a Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland.

Governance refers to how an organisation is run, directed and controlled. Good governance is the measure that Helium Arts is rightly held against by its donors, the public and all those who trust us. Having the highest standards shows those who support us that we are accountable and transparent. We take this responsibility very seriously.

We are verified as a Triple Locked member of the Charities Institute Ireland. Triple Lock status is awarded to charities that uphold the highest standards in transparent reporting, ethical fundraising and strong governance structures.

Charities Institute Ireland 2022 Triple Locked Member Logo in Blue

We are fully compliant to the Charities Governance Code (as set out by the Charities Regulator in 2018).

We have adopted the use of Charities SORP (FRS 102) in our financial statements, which are published annually and available in the Annual Report links below. 

We comply with the Charities Act and are registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority, Ireland’s national statutory regulatory agency for charitable organisations. 

We are fully compliant with Guidelines for Charitable Organisations Fundraising from the Public and the organisation has a Fundraising Compliance Statement. 

We are fully committed to Charities Institute Ireland Fundraising Codes of Good Practice.

To read our constitution, please click here.

Our Annual Reports and Audited Accounts are available below:

2014 Helium Arts Accounts

2015 Annual Report & Audited Accounts

2016 Annual Reports & Audited Accounts

2017 Annual Reports & Audited Accounts

2018 Annual Reports & Audited Accounts

2019 Annual Reports & Audited Accounts

2020 Annual Report & Audited Accounts

2021 Annual Report & Audited Accounts

2022 Annual Report & Audited Accounts

Our work would not be possible without the support of our funders and partners.

You can see Helium Arts annual governance reports on our page on the charity regulator website here.  Further information is available by contacting info@governancecode.ie

Helium Arts is a non-governmental organisation and a registered charity.

Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20075200.

Helene Hugel,
CEO/Artistic Director

Keeping Your Child Safe

In 2023, Helium Arts published a new Child Safeguarding Statement, in compliance with the Children First Act 2017.

Child Safeguarding Policy

Feedback and Complaints

We welcome any feedback, both positive or negative. If you would like to give your feedback please click below to learn how.

Helium Arts Complaints Procedure

Privacy Policy

At Helium Arts we’re committed to protecting your privacy, ensuring that your data receives the highest standards of security and confidentiality. All Helium’s data protection activities comply with the requirements of the relevant Irish legislation, namely the Irish Data Protection Act (1988), and the Irish Data Protection (Amendment) Act (2003), as well as European-wide legislation under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), 2018. 

Helium Arts Data Protection Policy outlines our processes for collecting and protecting your data. 

Artists Pay and Conditions

As Ireland’s national children’s arts and health organisation and strategically funded by the Arts Council, Helium Arts has a responsibility to not only produce work of the highest quality but also to respect, acknowledge and nurture the human, artistic talent that contributes to the making of great work.

We aspire to be a leader and uphold the best-practice principles set out in the Arts Council’s policy on the fair and equitable remuneration and contracting of artists.

Please read our policy on Artists Pay and Conditions here.